Fight against the forest fires in Greece: Military Airport

Type: Report   Reference: I-054823   Duration: 10:21:09  Lieu:
End production: 28/08/2007   First transmission: 28/08/2007
Forest fires were still going on in Greece on 28 August 2007. The main air operations of the European fire-fighters were going through the Elefsina military airport.

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10:17:49 Title 00:00:04
10:17:54 Forest fires by night (3 shots) 00:00:17
10:18:11 Elefsina military airport entrance (2 shots) 00:00:09
10:18:20 Austrian crew looking at a map of the region (4 shots) 00:00:13
10:18:33 Garry Dobblhammer, Austrian Colonel, (in ENGLISH) saying that the whole Austrian delegation is behind him; they are in total 28 persons and for the flying elements they have two helicopters and three aircraft; and they are ready to go 00:00:18
10:18:51 Helicopter departure (2 shots) 00:00:12
10:19:03 Canadair landing (3 shots) 00:00:24
10:19:27 Arrival of fire-fighters 00:00:05
10:19:32 Franco Granato, Italian Commander, (in ITALIAN) saying that that morning, at 10.30, they took off in the direction of a zone North-East to the airport; they were 4 aircrafts, one Greek leading the way, two French and one Italian 00:00:15
10:19:47 Canadair on taxi (4 shots) 00:00:29
10:20:16 Chariton Charoufis, Greek Major, (in ENGLISH) saying that the help is very important and the real experience too; and they hope it is getting better 00:00:18
10:20:34 Airport scenes (2 shots) 00:00:19
10:20:53 André Billot, Head of the Canadair Sector of the French Civil Safety, (in FRENCH) saying that concerning the Canadairs the cooperation between the several countries works good because they have annual conferences and meetings with the users and the working methods are almost the same 00:00:16
10:21:09 Canadair in the air 00:00:11
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